Pittsville rededicated as City in the Center
By Hub City Times staff
PITTSVILLE – A ceremony was held Oct. 3 to mark the rededication of Pittsville as the geographical center of the state.
As part of the ceremony a new roadside sign was installed, supplementing a sign that exists on the actual site, on an island about 40 yards off Veedum Road.
Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett spoke on Pittsville’s significance as the “City in the Center” and how it makes the city unique.
“Wood County is great in terms of tourism,” Klett said. “It gets a lot of people. But, really, people love that quirky photo opportunity, and they love small towns, genuine folks. So, I think this is really going to become a stop for folks, to say, ‘We’ve got to get the roadside sign, and we’ve got to have that quirky moment; and while we are here, let’s explore the area.’”
In 1952, Governor Walter Kohler declared Pittsville as the “Geographical Center of Wisconsin.”